Watermelon Tourmaline Stone

 

 

 

We are so used to the usual everday gemstones.  I wanted to intoduce the other beautiful gemstones that are out there.  Look out for other posts on gemstones you have never seen.

WatermelonTourmaline is a gemstone that can be found all over the world. In the U.S., there are mines in California, Maine and New Hampshire that produce this semi-precious stone.

Tourmalines from California can be found in a variety of colors except for blue and yellow. Some of the mines there have been in operation since the 1800’s. The more well-known ones in the state are the Himalaya Mine, the Oceanview Mine and the Gems of Pala, also known as the Stewart Mine.